A Teen’s Life Online

Student Story: Mackenzie

Teens today are the most tech-savvy and plugged-in generation ever! Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are an integral part of their way of life. So, how can we put healthy boundaries around digital usage? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston gives a sobering overview of the dangers online and shares reasonable limits that parents can set.

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Facebook Wisdom for Parents

In late December, I launched a new way of reaching out to parents of teens and preteens — through a Parenting Today’s Teens page on Facebook. Since then I’ve shared hundreds of communications with the growing number of “friends”who have joined our page—almost 2,500 in just 60 days. See it at http://www.facebook.com/parentingtodaysteens.

For those who have not joined our discussion and encouragement group on Facebook, I thought I’d share just a few of those conversations and the profound words of wisdom from others, as we’ve discussed everything having to do with raising teenagers. I’ll first indicate my post and then some of the selected comments others have made in response to it. Their Facebook name is removed for their privacy. I hope you will learn some bits of wisdom from both, or perhaps you’ll chuckle or cry, as I did.

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